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Rep. Dammeier asks governor to use veto pen to stop all-mail voting

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on March 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
March 28, 2011 3:20 pm

Rep. Bruce Dammeier said he has sent this letter to Gov. Chris Gregoire asking her to step in and stop the state’s move to all-mail voting.

Polls in Pierce County, the last holdout, would close under a bill approved by the Senate and House on strong support from Democrats, including most Pierce County Democrats.

Gregoire’s office said Friday the Democratic governor needs time to review the bill.

Dammeier, a Republican from Puyallup in his second two-year term, said it’s the first time he has asked the governor to veto legislation. He said:

This is about fairness and respect to Pierce County voters. Pierce County should be given the same opportunity as our other thirty-eight counties to determine the manner in which their voters cast ballots. It’s a policy decision that belongs at the local level.

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